Takesha Thomas News

Appeals court denies former director of Houston art gallery's motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty suit

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON – The state's First District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision by the Harris County 157th District Court to deny a motion by the former director of a Houston fine art gallery to dismiss a breach of fiduciary duty suit filed by the gallery.

Court reverses decision in home buyers' case against I-20 Team Real Estate over home's history of flooding

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 27, 2019

TYLER – An appeals court has reversed a trial court's ruling that dismissed a negligence claim filed by homeowners against a real estate company.

9th District Court of Appeals affirms denial of motion to dismiss suit over child care center

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 26, 2019

BEAUMONT – A couple who claimed that their First Amendment rights had been violated when a development prohibited them from operating a child care center from inside their home has lost their appeal to dismiss a suit filed by their homeowners association.

12th Court of Appeals upholds denial of motion to compel arbitration in leaky roof case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 26, 2019

TYLER – An appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling that denied a motion to compel arbitration in a dispute over a roof warranty.

GEICO wins appeal in case filed by Miracle Body and Paint over labor rates

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 18, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio auto body shop has lost an appeal against GEICO to recoup funds it says were lost in a breach of contract claim.

9th District Court of Appeals reverses denial of attorney's motion to dismiss in paving contractor case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 18, 2019

BEAUMONT – A state appellate court has ruled a lower court erred when it denied an attorney's motion to dismiss a petition against him in a suit between paving contractors.

Part of former TSU law student's suit over dismissal from school remanded

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed part of a trial court's decision that dismissed a former law student's claims against Texas Southern University over his dismissal from law school.

14th Court of Appeals remands claim against doctor, citing 'deficiencies' in expert reports

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed in part a lower court's ruling in a suit involving The Methodist Hospital and a physician over allegations a patient was administered the wrong anesthesia.

Appeals court remands case over auto collision involving Houston police officer back to trial court

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas woman has won an appeal against the city of Houston in her case over a traffic collision with a police officer.

Texas attorney loses bid in 14th Court of Appeals to have suspended license restored

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas attorney has lost a bid to have his suspended license restored by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Appeals court upholds expunction request by former teacher who pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court affirmed a request by a former teacher that his arrest records be expunged after he pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.

Appellate court affirms trial court ruling in suit between property owners, State Farm Lloyds over hail damage

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling involving a breach of contract claim filed against State Farm over a claim for hail damage.

14th District Court reverses, dismisses ruling in former employee's case against Goodwill over termination

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed a ruling in a former Goodwill Industries employee's claim that she was wrongfully fired by the company.

14th District upholds ruling ordering Evangel Healthcare Charities to pay more than $8,000 to nurse

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A home health care company has lost a Texas Payday Act wage appeal over lost wages that were never paid to a former employee.

14th Court of Appeal denies to stay proceedings in TCPA case

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has denied a request to stay proceedings after it found that the relators didn't provide sufficient evidence to argue the claim.

Appeals court upholds ruling that permanently bars Miracle Mineral Solution from sale

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling to permanently bar a man from selling so-called miracle drugs.

Court upholds no-evidence summary judgment ruling in favor of University Place Retirement Home in fall case

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has upheld a trial court's ruling involving University Place Retirement Home in a slip-and-fall case.

Appellate court tosses discrimination suit against Spindletop Center

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – A state appellate court has reversed a trial court's ruling in an age and gender discrimination case against Spindletop Center.

14th Court upholds summary judgment in Drew Marine USA's favor in suit over payment for stretchers

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 8, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court ruled that a trial court did not err when it granted summary judgment to a company who alleges a check for payment for stretchers bounced.

14th Court of Appeals rules in favor of Harris County in suit over collision with patrol car

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 8, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has reversed a trial court's order and rendered a take-nothing judgment in favor of Harris County in a case over an auto accident involving a deputy.

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